News UpdateWednesday 1st January, 2014
CFM’s New Year update
Peter writes: How nice, to have the opportunity to wind down and relax a little after a busy, but wonderfully blessed, period of ministry. The trips to Poland, Romania, the Football Mission and Israel in the last three months, was followed by yet another visit to Poland during the week immediately before Christmas. This was in connection with ‘Operation Christmas Child,’ run by Samaritan’s Purse, and better known to many as the ‘Shoebox’ appeal. I made some calculations and estimate that I was able to share the Gospel message with over 1,000 children together with their families. This was my first ever connection with Samaritan’s Purse and I have to say what a wonderful program it is for reaching needy families, many of whom have no previous connection with the church.
With at least eleven meetings in seven days and four different towns it was a fairly busy programme. However, I was provided with two very accomplished translators, sisters, Marta & Ania. Working with fellowships belonging to the Church of the Free Christians I was able to renew fellowship with friends I have worked with previously and also to make many new friends, particularly in the church in Chorzow, who looked after me very well and left me with an invitation reading, ‘Looking forward to your second coming!’
I was so grateful for all those who I knew were faithfully praying for me. As I have stated many times, when I see God’s blessing in my ministry I am reminded that I only do the sowing, God does the growing! So thankful to get home at 11pm on 23rd after the plane rock and rolled its way down to the runway in Birmingham together with many other flights diverted from Gatwick & Heathrow etc. We then left at 9 the following morning for Anita’s to celebrate Christmas after we had attended the 6.30 morning prayer meeting!
Pictures of Peter with Magic Trick, some happy kids! plus Ania & Marta
January & February will be spent in preparation, Police Chaplaincy work, some weekend preaching engagements and a few days away at the beginning of February to celebrate my birthday.